Stone Care

Stone Care

Interesting Details About Slate
Posted by The Lennys | November 8, 2017

When most people think of stone countertops or showers, they likely think of marble or granite. However, there are more than a dozen popular types of natural stone that can be used for everything from shower enclosures to flooring. One option you may be overlooking is slate. This beautiful stone boasts a unique appearance and…

Ryan's Brick BBQ Build
Posted by The Lennys | November 2, 2017

The Story: Food tastes better cooked over a fire. We had a neighbor who cooked us dinner many times in their brick BBQ, which was basically 3 sides of brick, open on the fourth side, standing on top of the ground. Moving provided me the perfect opportunity to build my own. I wanted something a…

Natural Stone Myths Uncovered & Clarified
Posted by The Lennys | November 1, 2017

Natural stone is one of the most popular materials for home renovations. It can be used for countertops, showers, floors, patios, backsplashes, and more, with plenty of benefits you can enjoy for decades. If you’re planning to install new countertops or flooring in your home, make sure you don’t fall for these common myths about…

Benefits of Utilizing Natural Stone in a Shower
Posted by The Lennys | October 20, 2017

Your shower is where you start each morning to soothe tired muscles and wake up for the day ahead. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want a shower that’s easy to keep clean yet beautiful and comfortable. Natural stone can accomplish all of these things with natural elegance and style. Here are five…

Prefabricated Stone
Posted by The Lennys | September 22, 2017

Before you begin shopping for natural-stone countertops for your home, it’s important to understand the two main types of stone you will see offered: slab stone and prefabricated stone. Slab and prefab are both made of natural stone, which can make it a bit difficult to understand the difference. Here’s what you should know about…

Ways to Damage Granite
Posted by The Lennys | September 20, 2017

Granite is incredibly durable, but it isn’t completely impervious to damage. Some forms of damage are more common than others, but all can be the result of a mishap or mistake. Here are 7 of the most common forms of granite countertop damage and tips on how to prevent them.  1. Stains Granite is very…

Is Heat Harmful to Granite and Other Types of Natural Stone?
Posted by The Lennys | September 15, 2017

There’s a great deal of misinformation when it comes to natural-stone care and heat resistance, and the last thing you want to do is leave burns or discoloration on your beautiful countertops. Natural stone typically has some heat resistance, although the amount of heat it can withstand depends on the type of stone you choose….

Reasons to See Natural Stone Before Purchasing
Posted by The Lennys | September 13, 2017

Choosing the right natural stone for your home may be a bigger task than you think. Whether you’ve opted for marble, travertine, slate, granite, or another type of stone, you will find seemingly endless colors and styles. Deciding on the right type and color of stone is only the first part of the job. It’s…

Natural Stone Ideas
Posted by The Lennys | August 16, 2017

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, you have seemingly endless options in terms of materials and style. Despite the benefits of today’s trendy countertop materials, there are many good reasons to opt for a material that never goes out of style: natural stone. When you choose natural stone for your kitchen, you are selecting…

Mistakes People Makes When Caring for Stone Patios
Posted by The Lennys | August 11, 2017

With proper care, there’s no reason a natural-stone patio can’t last for decades, adding beauty to your landscape and expanding your outdoor living space. While a stone patio can look great with minimal effort, occasional cleaning and minor maintenance can prevent damage to the surface of the stone. Here are five mistakes you should avoid…

Ways to Remove Water Spots on a Stone Shower
Posted by The Lennys | August 9, 2017

Stone tile showers are rapidly gaining in popularity for their easy maintenance and elegant style. Of course, even a high-end product like granite or slate can still develop a common problem: hard water stains and soap scum. Before you grab a household cleaner to tackle water spots in your stone shower, make sure you know…

Creative Ways to Use Granite in Your Home
Posted by The Lennys | July 21, 2017

Granite is a naturally beautiful and incredibly durable stone. While it’s most commonly used for countertops, flooring, and showers, granite can be used in many areas of the home and garden to create statement pieces and completely unique design elements, and granite care is fairly simple if performed properly. Here are 7 creative ways to…

Caring of Showers Made of Natural Stone
Posted by The Lennys | July 14, 2017

Natural stone is a winning choice when it’s time to renovate your shower. Stone tile can last a lifetime and give you an elegant yet completely unique bathroom. It’s also incredibly easy to clean, especially when compared to fiberglass shower walls and ceramic tile. Caring for natural stone in your shower is simple once you…

Cleaning Travertine
Posted by The Lennys | July 12, 2017

Travertine has been prized for its beauty and durability for thousands of years. With its classic style and light shades of brown, tan, gold, gray, and white, travertine brings a beautiful weathered look to any space. As long as you understand the basic do’s and don’ts, you can keep your travertine tile floors and shower…

Benefits of Quartz Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | July 5, 2017

While granite remains the most popular countertop material among homeowners, there’s a new contender: quartz. Engineered quartz offers many of the same benefits as granite, including strength, durability, and beauty. However, it also offers some unique perks. Here are five reasons you may want to consider quartz for your kitchen or bathroom countertops.  1. Quartz…

The Benefits of Having Travertine Floors
Posted by The Lennys | June 30, 2017

Travertine is one of the most popular types of natural-stone flooring for many reasons, including its beauty and durability. It is a type of limestone formed when minerals dissolve in groundwater and eventually get moved by springs above the ground. This type of stone is available in a wide variety of earth tones such as…

CARING FOR MARBLE FLOORS
Posted by The Lennys | June 23, 2017

Nothing says elegance like gleaming marble floors. Routine cleaning and maintenance can help marble retain its shine and beauty, but even stone can be damaged with the wrong chemicals and products. Because marble is a porous and slightly soft stone, it requires extra care to prevent scratches, dullness, and other damage. Here are 5 crucial…

How to Care for Natural Stone Outdoors
Posted by The Lennys | June 21, 2017

Natural stone is the ideal addition to any outdoor bar or kitchen, as it often complements the natural beauty of landscaping. It also offers a durable solution that stands up well to weather conditions and can last a lifetime with routine care. Incorporating stone into your outdoor living space can even increase your home’s value….

Ways Granite Increases a Home’s Value
Posted by The Lennys | June 14, 2017

If you’re planning to renovate your bathroom or kitchen with beautiful countertops made of granite or another type of natural stone like marble or travertine, you may be doing more than enhancing the appearance of your space. Granite is the most popular countertop material among homebuyers, and it can boost your home’s value while helping…

The Differences Between Natural and Engineered Stone
Posted by The Lennys | June 9, 2017

Some homeowners aren’t aware they are buying a lab-made stone when they buy new countertops. While granite countertops are created from slabs of quarried granite rock, engineered stone products like quartz countertops are created in a lab using both natural and man-made ingredients. Both natural and engineered stone offer beauty and durability, but there are…

Deciding Between Getting Quartz or Granite for Your Home
Posted by The Lennys | June 7, 2017

Granite has been the go-to luxury countertop material for over a decade, but other types of stone countertops are gaining in popularity for their beauty and durability. Despite being a relatively new countertop material, quartz is quite popular. In fact, 2 out of every 5 homeowners now choose one of these two countertop materials for…

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